It’s Thursday.  I had a day of rest yesterday from writing but I’m back today with Friday Fictioneers.  We make up stories of 100 words or so to a photo prompt.  As you must know by now, we are hosted by the gracious Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here’s my 100 words.  I hope they are worthy of your attention.  

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

She was at crossroads.  She surveyed the situation.  She had tried.  Even read Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly.  It was a steep climb and a slippery slope.  If she fell….

Oh, the pain!  She shuddered and shook her head.  Not going there, she muttered under her breath.  She paced.  Back and forth.  Back and forth.  Yes!  No!  Yes again.

Did she have what it takes?  Was she a coward, hiding behind her nonchalence?  Why take risks?  She could hurt herself.  She could be humiliated.

Exhausted, she sat down.  She had to do it.  She had to write even if she fails.


from Brene



24 thoughts on “THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

  1. There are some great stories this week and I’m finding yours and Dale’s both personally very inspiring. I’m a great one for the back and forth, back and forth. Thank you!

  2. Great analogy. I’m amazed at the number of people who say they write (especially poetry) but won’t let anyone read their word. If embarrassment would kill, I would have died long ago.

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